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Old 08-06-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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Cort vs Epiphone

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For playing punk/hard rock specially slash and page's solos

I'm an absolute begginer this will be my first personal guitar I played acoustic only once or twice before so i'm a bit concerned about my first guitar being an archtop the cort well I mean are archtop suitable for begginers or not and will I be able to play flat tops later on or not
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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The Cort, for sure. Decent beginner guitars. The Special II is very poorly made.

Neither of these are archtops, by the way. The Cort has a carved top, but an archtop usually refers to a full hollowbody, which you probably shouldn't start out on. These are decent starter electrics that you're looking at. It's usually recommended to start out on an acoustic, but if an electric is going to hold your interest more, that's ok too.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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How much is the Cort?
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:24 AM   #4
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How much is the Cort?

In my country around 210USD and its available everywhere. The epiphone is for like 300 USD and its rare
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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In my country around 210USD and its available everywhere. The epiphone is for like 300 USD and its rare

Wow, that's different. I see those Epi's everwhere but I don't think I've ever seen a Cort in a store.

I can't comment on the Cort because (like I've said) I don't see them around my area. But I've been less than impressed with the Epiphone LP Special II's. They seem to be very cheaply made, even for a beginner guitar.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
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Ah I see, well I believe that in that case the Cort is stil a better made instrument. When I was first taking lessons, my guitar teacher and I would pull Cort's off the wall in the practice room and while it was a strat copy, It seemed like a nice guitar. Nicer than the Special II's I've played. I was going to suggest an Agile but I believe that the shipping might cost too much to wherever you are.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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i found a cr250 for a good price

cr100 for 205.5$
cr250 for 295.8$
squier bullet 213.6

which 1 is worth it, all of em are the chinese versions btw maybe not the cr100 but im sure of the 250 and the bullet
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #8
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I have two Cort guitars and they both sound and play great.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:05 AM   #9
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There’s a pretty good chance that Cort made the Epi.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #10
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There’s a pretty good chance that Cort made the Epi.


long ago, maybe - recent sorry NO !
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:33 PM   #11
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Don't know about that specific Cort, but I'm very happy with my M520.
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:01 PM   #12
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Wow, I've never heard of Cort. I'll have to check those out. Off the cuff I would've said Epiphone, but from what I read on here that might not be the best option.
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Wow, I've never heard of Cort. I'll have to check those out. Off the cuff I would've said Epiphone, but from what I read on here that might not be the best option.


Cort mostly makes OEM guitars for Squire, Ibanez and others. But they have selfbranded guitars as well.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:01 AM   #14
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Do yourself a favor, go to Rondomusic and get yourself a nice Agile Al-2000
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:50 AM   #15
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My Cort M200 still works great like the first day when I bought it. Changed the pickups though, now it sounds really great.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:52 AM   #16
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Do yourself a favor, go to Rondomusic and get yourself a nice Agile Al-2000

Do yourself a favor and read the thread before you post. He's not in the US.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:06 AM   #17
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Do yourself a favor and read the thread before you post. He's not in the US.

whoops my bad didnt catch that sorry TS, though im pretty sure kurt ships to canada, UK, and puerto rico. Anyway i would go for the cort if there are no other options
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:20 AM   #18
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whoops my bad didnt catch that sorry TS, though im pretty sure kurt ships to canada, UK, and puerto rico. Anyway i would go for the cort if there are no other options

Sorry if I came across harsh. Import duties might just put it over TS's budget, not to mention shipping it so far is never a great idea. That's not even considering the extra price of the mandatory case Kurt requires for international shipping.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:42 AM   #19
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The majority of Epiphones are overpriced & awful. I'd look into getting a used ESP with Sey Duncs.. much better value for money in every sense.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #20
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